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Windsor Locks Casino Proposal Suffers Setback

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A proposal to build a casino at Bradley International Airport to compete with a casino planned for nearby Springfield, Massachusetts, suffered a setback when Windsor Locks selectmen rejected the idea.

Selectmen voted 2-1 Tuesday against the casino proposal, after hearing form several proponents, including Airport Authority Executive Director, Kevin Dillon.

The Mashantucket Pequots and the Mohegans, the tribes that own Connecticut's casinos, are working together to pursue a property in northern Connecticut to compete with MGM's Springfield casino.

Windsor Locks isn't the only town where a new casino could be built. Other developers have pitched locations in East Hartford and Enfield as possible sites.

Supporters said a casino would bring jobs and tax revenue to town, but opponents cited associated problems.

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